Delayed Release Tie-In: In the United Kingdom, Cadbury Easter eggs and chocolate bars themed after the second movie, which had "Only at cinemas" printed on the packaging, were sold for the 2020 Easter season. They became dated after the movie was delayed into 2021.
Fake Brit: We have Domhnall Gleeson (Irish), Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie (Australian) and Sam Neil (New Zealand) as English characters.
Follow the Leader: Modern adaptation of a classic animal character from a British children's book? Clearly following the lead set by Paddington.
Release Date Change: The Runaway had no less than ten in the United States. Initially set for April 3, 2020, Easter weekend, it was initially postponed to August 7 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. When that proved to be insufficient, it was moved again to January 15, 2021 in a series of moves within Sonys entire slate. That proved to be still not enough and the film was again moved, this time with a February 12, 2021 release in the United Kingdom, with a delayed release in Australia on June 10 and June 18 in the United States. Several date changes later, it ultimately released first in Australia/New Zealand on March 25, 2021, not hitting the UK until May 17; it will release in the US on June 11 after a number of last-minute shifts to avoid competing directly with Luca and The Boss Baby: Family Business.
The Merch: There have been a number of plush toys, as well as model figures, playsets and a plate/silverware set. Additionally, Peter Rabbit has long been featured on a line of fruit/vegetable snack pouches known as Peter Rabbit Organics. When this series began airing, the packaging on these was changed to feature Peter's look from the television series, as opposed to the original Beatrix Potter book-style illustrations.